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Up Close – The Redesigned Puma ONE 1

Puma ONE 1 feature

We have seen several different Puma ONE styles come and go over the past few seasons, as Puma looks at new ways to reinvent their signature speed silo. This latest edition, the Puma ONE 1, is definitely the most complex to date, combining new modifications to improve fit with a …

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Up Close – adidas Predator Accelerator “Electricity” Remake

adidas Predator Accelerator Remake Released

How good is the adidas Predator Accelerator “Electricity” remake? Incredibly good. They have it all: the rare electric yellow colorway, iconic fold-over tongue in red, three stripes overlapping the cleat in classic black, soft kangaroo leather upper, iconic Predator strike zone. We have had plenty of adidas remakes in the past, …

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Tuesday Throwback – “Gold” adidas X17+ Purespeed

What is better than your favorite boot layered in a beautiful Gold paint job? I’ve had these for a while and completely forgot to detail them in a post, so I figured they would be ideal to showcase on a quiet Tuesday in the run-up to this Summer’s World Cup. …

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Up Close – Nike Superfly 360 Elite CR7 “Chapter 6”

Retail Details The latest Chapter in the story of Ronaldo told through boots is officially listed as a Jade/Gold/Black/Turq/Red, with a wild mash of colors covering right across the upper. It is a very different look! Included in the standard Nike box you get a special issue black CR7 boot bag …

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Up Close – adidas Predator 18+ “Deadly Strike”

Predator18+ Deadly Strike

Release Details Officially listed as a Unity Ink/Aero Green/Hi-Res Blue colorway, this edition of the Predator 18+ was released as part of the “Deadly Strike” pack. They come in what is now a standard Predator style box, where you flip the lid from front to back to open. The boots sit …

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Up Close – Puma FUTURE 18.1 Texture

Puma FUTURE feature

Puma is cranking up the crazy with its first wild release in the FUTURE 18.1 series. We are talking “Dazed and Confused” with a high level of Safari print thrown in. The “Texture” edition highlights the design possibilities that Puma can take on the FUTURE series. This first spring season …

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adidas X17+ Purespeed “Nite Crawler” Pack

Since their original release on market, the X17+ Purespeed hasn’t garnered as much attention as one would have expected. The colorways in the series have been sharp, performance is very solid but they just haven’t clicked fully with fans. Then came the release of this Nite Stalker edition. Built using a …

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Up Close – Messi Nemeziz Goes Cold Blooded

Over the past few months, adidas has been extra generous and loaded us up with some absolutely stunning signature Messi releases. In fairness, when you are the GOAT, it only makes sense to keep a fresh look and updated appearance. As part of the recently released Cold Blooded Pack, adidas …

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Up Close – Nike Mercurial Vapor NJR “Puro Fenomeno”

Puro Fenomeno NJR Featured

If you have been waiting for a boot that connects the original Ronaldo and Neymar, it has finally arrived! Released as a signature Neymar release, the Nike Mercurial Vapor “Puro Fenomeno” pays homage to two of Brazil’s greatest players. It is a boot that borrow aesthetic cues from the Superfly II that Neymar …

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Up Close – Nike Hypervenom X Finale II SE TF

Nike Hypervenom X Finale II SE TF

If you are on the market for a pair of turf specific shoes, the Hypervenom X Finale II TF has probably popped up on your radar. They are a very clean looking boot that takes advantage of Nike’s many fine technological advancements over the past few seasons, like Flywire to aid in …

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Mercurial Flyknit Ultra

Since their initial introduction in September, the Mercurial Flyknit Ultra has become somewhat of a celebrity for true boot enthusiasts. Adding an increased level of comfort, via the introduction of Flyknit, to a speed focused silo has made it an intriguing option. It is the type of boot you just have …

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UA Clutchfit Force 3.0 ICON – They Arrived!

UA ICON Custom Boots

A few weeks back, we were offered the opportunity to be one of the first to fully customize a pair of Under Armour Clutchfit Force, part of the new ICON feature. UA ICON steps things up a level, by offering incredible new ways to create your own personalized boot. You can …

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A Different Type Of Nemeziz vs Mercurial Comparison

Nemeziz Tango vs MercurialX

We are in the midst of indoor season, and there is sure to be a lot of players looking to find their next IC specific shoe. With many top options available, we wanted to compare two of the most talked about right now. For Nike it is the special edition MercurialX …

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What is the adidas Copa Gloro 17.2?

Copa Gloro Featured

Sometimes, keeping a boot design simple can prove most effective on-pitch. This boot is a pretty perfect example. As part of the highly regarded Copa Mundial family, the Copa Gloro 17.2 is intended to provide comfort in the most simplistic fashion. There isn’t a lot to this release; a premium Taurus …

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